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2011-11-22 08:59:32 AM
Why yes, yes it is.

/I want my f*cking car right f*cking now
//and wipe that f*cking smile off of your f*cking face
 
2011-11-22 09:13:22 AM

Nadie_AZ: Why yes, yes it is.

/I want my f*cking car right f*cking now
//and wipe that f*cking smile off of your f*cking face


You're f*cked.
 
2011-11-22 09:23:28 AM
Where is your other hand?
 
2011-11-22 09:41:14 AM
"Your going the wrong way?"

How does he know where we're going?
 
2011-11-22 09:42:33 AM
Second best. Because of the father rapers.
4.bp.blogspot.com

and walk out.
 
2011-11-22 09:57:06 AM
If I wanted a joke, I'd do follow you into the John and watch you take a leak. Now are you going to help me or stand there like a slab of meat with mittens?
 
2011-11-22 10:04:19 AM
But Son-In-Law was only released 18 years ago.
 
2011-11-22 10:26:08 AM
Do you have seventeen dollars and a good watch?

No I don't. I have uh... two dollars... and a Casio.
 
2011-11-22 10:42:39 AM
Cant believe it has been 24 years. Damn
 
2011-11-22 10:44:05 AM
Those aren't pillows!
 
2011-11-22 10:46:11 AM
"Three coins in a fountain..."

(crickets)

"Flintstones, meet the Flintstones!"
 
2011-11-22 10:46:16 AM

Sir Digby: Cant believe it has been 24 years. Damn



I know I saw this on a double feature...not sure if the other flick was Full Metal Jacket or Beetlejuice or some shiat. It was an odd pairing is all I remember. Fright Night?
 
2011-11-22 10:50:34 AM

Sybarite: But Son-In-Law was only released 18 years ago.


Chickens! Are those extra crispy or original recipe?
 
2011-11-22 10:52:08 AM

rickythepenguin: I know I saw this on a double feature...


Throw Momma From the Train? I'm pretty sure that was out around the same time. How do I know this? Because I went and saw TMFtT instead of PT&A one night.

One of my poorer decisions from high school.
 
2011-11-22 10:56:09 AM
You'd have better luck playing pick-up sticks with your butt cheeks than finding a better Thanksgiving movie.
 
2011-11-22 10:59:10 AM

jonathan_L: Throw Momma From the Train? I'm pretty sure that was out around the same time. How do I know this? Because I went and saw TMFtT instead of PT&A one night.


i know it wasn't that.

the little theater in my little town, saturday matinees were double features for like, a dollar, so since none of us had cars, the only place to be near chicks was the saturday double matinee. good times.

this was the same theater were i had one of my honest to god first dates. my dad gave me like, $20 (which back then, was a king's ransom), which i guess he thought would let me pay for movie tickets, popcorn, maybe a post-movie diary queen, whatever....and my date, Becky B, we meet at the theater, and she has a gaggle of her friends with her, and it turns out THEY ALL CAME ON THE GODAMN DATE. so that $20? I had to lay out for all her damn friends. no money for nothing after that.

/guess what i'm listening to right now? "Lippy kids on the corner again...."
 
2011-11-22 11:06:21 AM
Six bucks and my left nut says we're not going to be landing in Chicago.
 
2011-11-22 11:08:38 AM
The three-second cutscene with John Candy laughing maniacally as the devil when they drive between the two trucks just totally killed me.
 
2011-11-22 11:10:48 AM
Every year my family and I watch the Star Wars holiday special. It's a fun little tradition.
 
2011-11-22 11:11:10 AM
I rekon you're that shower curtain feller.

Get you're lazy but out of the truck.

No, no. We have it.

She's skinny, but she's strong. Last baby came out sideways.
 
2011-11-22 11:12:52 AM
www.johncandy.com
 
2011-11-22 11:13:05 AM

TsarTom: Second best. Because of the father rapers.
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x237]

and walk out.


Agreed.

"Kid, whad'ya get?" I said, "I didn't get nothing, I had to pay
$50 and pick up the garbage."
 
2011-11-22 11:14:02 AM

error 303: Every year my family and I watch the Star Wars holiday special. It's a fun little tradition.


I'm sorry that you hate your family so much.

You should try to work that out.
 
2011-11-22 11:14:12 AM
Great movie, but the answer is actually The Wizard of Oz.

/cuz they used to show it on TV around Thanksgiving...
//and it's great
///NTTAWWT
 
2011-11-22 11:15:31 AM
Del: You play with your balls a lot.
Neal: I do NOT play with my balls.
Del: Larry Bird doesn't do as much ball-handling in one night as you do in an hour!
Neal: Are you trying to start a fight?
Del: No. I'm simply stating a fact. That's all. You fidget with your nuts a lot.
Neal: You know what'd make me happy?
Del: Another couple of balls, and an extra set of fingers?
 
2011-11-22 11:20:00 AM

rickythepenguin: Sir Digby: Cant believe it has been 24 years. Damn


I know I saw this on a double feature...not sure if the other flick was Full Metal Jacket or Beetlejuice or some shiat. It was an odd pairing is all I remember. Fright Night?


I did too, but it was Beetlejuice when I went and it was at the drive in. I remember that the parents there made us young ones go to sleep during Plane, Traines, & Automobiles because it was too adult, which I thought was code that John Candy and Steve Martin were gay. When I watched it years later, I realized that my parents probably just wanted to get drunk.
 
2011-11-22 11:26:20 AM

RedMoskeeto: remember that the parents there made us young ones go to sleep during Plane, Traines, & Automobiles because it was too adult, which I thought was code that John Candy and Steve Martin were gay. When I watched it years later, I realized that my parents probably just wanted to get drunk.



You poor, naive, sheltered lad. Oh dear.

Your mom cockslobbed your dad at a drive in.

Happy thanksgiving!
 
2011-11-22 11:28:34 AM
You're messing with the wrong guy!
 
2011-11-22 11:29:25 AM
In other news the Japanese like weird crap and Rick Perry is a dumb ass.
 
2011-11-22 11:29:50 AM
God I love that movie.
 
2011-11-22 11:30:56 AM

Stile4aly: [www.johncandy.com image 580x357]


stupid story bro:

I was very young when I saw that movie, maybe 6 or 7. I recall seeing that part and laughing so hysterically I damn near pissed my pants. It's not nearly as funny now, but I vividly remember the laughing, the room, the couch I was on, who was with me, etc.

That is all.
 
2011-11-22 11:31:19 AM

RedMoskeeto: rickythepenguin: Sir Digby: Cant believe it has been 24 years. Damn


I know I saw this on a double feature...not sure if the other flick was Full Metal Jacket or Beetlejuice or some shiat. It was an odd pairing is all I remember. Fright Night?

I did too, but it was Beetlejuice when I went and it was at the drive in. I remember that the parents there made us young ones go to sleep during Plane, Traines, & Automobiles because it was too adult, which I thought was code that John Candy and Steve Martin were gay. When I watched it years later, I realized that my parents probably just wanted to get drunk.


Or, it could be that your parents were gay, and John Candy and Steve Martin got drunk.

Ever think of that?
 
2011-11-22 11:37:59 AM
Goes to check Netflix...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is not available to watch instantly. Add unlimited DVDs for only
$7.99 more a month.


goddamnitsomuch
 
2011-11-22 11:42:20 AM

Dee Snarl: Great movie, but the answer is actually The Wizard of Oz.

/cuz they used to show it on TV around Thanksgiving...
//and it's great
///NTTAWWT


CBS would always air The Wizard of Oz at Easter around here, but I could see how you would pick that as your top Thanksgiving movie if that's when it was shown where you live. PT & A comes in a close second, right?
 
2011-11-22 11:42:34 AM

Grables'Daughter: error 303: Every year my family and I watch the Star Wars holiday special. It's a fun little tradition.

I'm sorry that you hate your family so much.

You should try to work that out.


Alcoholics though we are, we've never been able to sit through the whole thing. :(
 
2011-11-22 11:49:42 AM

GrumpusMaximus: Dee Snarl: Great movie, but the answer is actually The Wizard of Oz.

/cuz they used to show it on TV around Thanksgiving...
//and it's great
///NTTAWWT

CBS would always air The Wizard of Oz at Easter around here, but I could see how you would pick that as your top Thanksgiving movie if that's when it was shown where you live. PT & A comes in a close second, right?


Wizard of Oz is an Easter movie here in NJ, too. The usual Thanksgiving movie is Laurel & Hardy's Babes in Toyland.

/"But I thought you said 100 soldiers six feet high."
 
2011-11-22 11:54:27 AM
images.netmare.org
 
2011-11-22 12:01:20 PM

brigid_fitch: GrumpusMaximus: Dee Snarl: Great movie, but the answer is actually The Wizard of Oz.

/cuz they used to show it on TV around Thanksgiving...
//and it's great
///NTTAWWT

CBS would always air The Wizard of Oz at Easter around here, but I could see how you would pick that as your top Thanksgiving movie if that's when it was shown where you live. PT & A comes in a close second, right?

Wizard of Oz is an Easter movie here in NJ, too. The usual Thanksgiving movie is Laurel & Hardy's Babes in Toyland.

/"But I thought you said 100 soldiers six feet high."


OK, Easter, then!!

And thank you for being polite and not eviscerating me...

/slinks away
//there's no place like home...
 
2011-11-22 12:25:01 PM
www.thecitrusreport.com
 
2011-11-22 12:31:06 PM
Thankskilling is not only the best Thanksgiving movie of all time, but it may be the single greatest achievement in film. And it's available on Netflix Instant!
 
2011-11-22 12:36:12 PM
Correct answer:

Eli Roth's "Thanksgiving".

/Needs to be made into a full movie, damn it!
//As does "Werewolf Women of the S.S."
 
2011-11-22 12:37:28 PM

Spanky3woods: I rekon you're that shower curtain feller.


My friend and I still greet each other this way when traveling.
 
2011-11-22 01:50:37 PM

The_Sponge: Correct answer:

Eli Roth's "Thanksgiving".

/Needs to be made into a full movie, damn it!
//As does "Werewolf Women of the S.S."


How about Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS. (new window)
 
2011-11-22 02:10:27 PM
Now I'll move my car, but I want you to help him up

Gladly
 
2011-11-22 02:24:29 PM
Train don't run outta Wichita, unlessin' you're a hog or a cattle. People train runs outta . . . Stubbsville.
 
2011-11-22 02:25:27 PM

daveb0rg: [images.netmare.org image 345x507]


Oh hell yeah, I love that one to. Haven't seen it in years though.
 
2011-11-22 02:29:05 PM
I knew I knew ya!

/so tough to pick one quote
 
2011-11-22 02:32:07 PM

Dee Snarl: brigid_fitch: GrumpusMaximus: Dee Snarl: Great movie, but the answer is actually The Wizard of Oz.

/cuz they used to show it on TV around Thanksgiving...
//and it's great
///NTTAWWT

CBS would always air The Wizard of Oz at Easter around here, but I could see how you would pick that as your top Thanksgiving movie if that's when it was shown where you live. PT & A comes in a close second, right?

Wizard of Oz is an Easter movie here in NJ, too. The usual Thanksgiving movie is Laurel & Hardy's Babes in Toyland.

/"But I thought you said 100 soldiers six feet high."

OK, Easter, then!!

And thank you for being polite and not eviscerating me...

/slinks away
//there's no place like home...


As a movie, it's not really thematically tied to any particular holiday, so I just thought it might have aired during a different holiday wherever you are from. Now, if you had said that Miracle on 34th Street was your favorite Arbor Day movie, then I might be dancing on your entrails. Live and let slink, I always say....
 
2011-11-22 02:34:02 PM

nickturn: Thankskilling is not only the best Thanksgiving movie of all time, but it may be the single greatest achievement in film. And it's available on Netflix Instant!


"You've just been STUFFED!!!"

Truly the greatest film of our time.
 
2011-11-22 02:38:23 PM
The scene where Candy backs the car into the motel, coupled with Martin's reaction has me on the floor, everytime.

"Awwww..."
 
2011-11-22 02:53:58 PM

groppet: Del: You play with your balls a lot.
Neal: I do NOT play with my balls.
Del: Larry Bird doesn't do as much ball-handling in one night as you do in an hour!
Neal: Are you trying to start a fight?
Del: No. I'm simply stating a fact. That's all. You fidget with your nuts a lot.
Neal: You know what'd make me happy?
Del: Another couple of balls, and an extra set of fingers?


Perfect. I laugh so hard when I see this exchange.

jonathan_L: Goes to check Netflix...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is not available to watch instantly. Add unlimited DVDs for only
$7.99 more a month.

goddamnitsomuch


I ran into this problem, too. I decided I should own it and went and bought it. Well worth it. We got the 'between 2 pillows' edition. HA!
 
2011-11-22 03:04:08 PM
Planes, Trains and Automobiles was a crap movie that marked the beginning of the death spiral of John Hughes' career.

There, I said it AND meant it.
 
2011-11-22 03:07:02 PM
ZMugg : How about Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS.

Hmmmmm. And what does erotically torturing Jewish women in concentration camps have to do with Thanksgiving?
 
2011-11-22 03:07:23 PM
Before I met my fiance' I'd never seen the movie, but it's a big Thanksgiving tradition at her house. It's an excellent 80's comedy. Totally hillarious and charming.
 
2011-11-22 03:14:17 PM

Surool: Planes, Trains and Automobiles was a crap movie that marked the beginning of the death spiral of John Hughes' career.

There, I said it AND meant it.


The movie sucked donkey balls from start to finish.

The correct answer is "Home for the Holidays".
 
2011-11-22 03:22:14 PM
The movie worked because of Candy and Martin. Downey and gallifinakis came close with Due Date but PT&A was just so much better.

Candy singing while driving was classic.
 
2011-11-22 03:25:30 PM

Mrbogey: The movie worked because of Candy and Martin. Downey and gallifinakis came close with Due Date but PT&A was just so much better.

Candy singing while driving was classic.


"The Mess Around"?

Yep, that was an AWESOME scene.

/oh, we just almost hit a deer. That's all
 
2011-11-22 03:42:08 PM
One of my favorite all-time comedies. I just had to purchase the Blu-ray immediately even though it was only available at Best Buy (yuck) and in DTS-MA instead of Dolby TrueHD.

Just the sheer amount of physical gags in the truck sequence always makes me laugh even a quarter century later...

The skeletons with eyeballs and hair.

The aforementioned Candy as devil.

Martin pulling his fingers out of the dashboard. Coupled with Candy and the bent forward steering wheel.

Plus I've had my own moments like Neal in the parking lot of the car rental place. Just cursing and throwing my arms in the air, though I've never followed it up by cursing a customer service rep...
 
2011-11-22 03:57:13 PM
Why don't you take a picture? It'll last longer.
 
2011-11-22 03:58:06 PM
Ah, yes it was.

And it was the same day I popped my girlfriends Cinnamon donut....just thought I'd share that moment.
 
2011-11-22 04:10:51 PM
 
2011-11-22 04:14:56 PM

buckeyebrain: Why don't you take a picture? It'll last longer.


You got busted!
 
2011-11-22 04:53:26 PM
Before I clicked the link I said out loud, to no one in particular in my empty office, "Trains Planes and Automobiles".

Candy's speech at the end that brings Martin's character down a notch is perfect.
 
2011-11-22 04:56:33 PM
Home for the Holidays.
 
2011-11-22 05:03:19 PM

orezona: Before I clicked the link I said out loud, to no one in particular in my empty office, "Trains Planes and Automobiles".

Candy's speech at the end that brings Martin's character down a notch is perfect.


Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

And that speech isn't at the end. It's in the motel room in Kansas City, 1/3 the way in.
 
2011-11-22 05:05:36 PM

peterthx: orezona: Before I clicked the link I said out loud, to no one in particular in my empty office, "Trains Planes and Automobiles".

Candy's speech at the end that brings Martin's character down a notch is perfect.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

And that speech isn't at the end. It's in the motel room in Kansas City, 1/3 the way in.


Make that Wichita, Kansas

/multi-fail
 
2011-11-22 05:29:38 PM

varmitydog: ZMugg : How about Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS.

Hmmmmm. And what does erotically torturing Jewish women in concentration camps have to do with Thanksgiving?


We were talking about Werewolf Women of the SS, and I was offering an alternative.

She tortured GUYS too.
 
2011-11-22 06:43:35 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Surool: Planes, Trains and Automobiles was a crap movie that marked the beginning of the death spiral of John Hughes' career.

There, I said it AND meant it.

The movie sucked donkey balls from start to finish.

The correct answer is "Home for the Holidays".


Begun, The Flame Wars have....
 
2011-11-22 06:49:35 PM
REVERSE!
 
2011-11-22 06:54:18 PM
You the shower curtain fella?

//The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke in the chops.......
 
2011-11-22 07:37:20 PM
You know... I really can't think of many Thanksgiving movies, period. You'd think there would be a TON of them and you could go anywhere with them: comedy or a drama would be the most obvious, but I"m sure you could get real creative.
 
2011-11-22 08:07:45 PM

Mr.Poops: You know... I really can't think of many Thanksgiving movies, period. You'd think there would be a TON of them and you could go anywhere with them: comedy or a drama would be the most obvious, but I"m sure you could get real creative.


There was one that I seem to remember that starred Steve Martin.

/can't think of the name
 
2011-11-22 09:36:29 PM
I was going to go with this one:

images.blockbuster.com

But I will accept your choice subby.....
 
2011-11-22 09:49:16 PM

Spanky3woods: She's skinny, but she's strong. Last baby came out sideways.


That line had me doubled over. I was laughing so hard, my girlfriend at the time thought I was possessed.
 
2011-11-22 09:56:13 PM

minoridiot: Spanky3woods: She's skinny, but she's strong. Last baby came out sideways.

That line had me doubled over. I was laughing so hard, my girlfriend at the time thought I was possessed.


Just don't forget to tell her to git her skinny butt out of the truck to load those bags..

It's a Casio!
 
2011-11-22 10:08:28 PM
Finally got my regular Saturday night movie buds to watch it this year. One friend lost his wife about 5 years ago and I heard him give a sad gasp at the reveal in the end, at the train depot.

The rest of time they all loved it and busted a gut during the truck sequence.
 
2011-11-22 10:22:44 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The correct answer is "Home for the Holidays".


So much THIS here.
 
2011-11-22 10:25:19 PM

Surool: Planes, Trains and Automobiles was a crap movie that marked the beginning of the death spiral of John Hughes' career.

There, I said it AND meant it.


I've never put anyone on ignore or favorite, but man, I've got my eye on you. I understand people having different tastes, but for the love of Mike, how could you say such a thing?
 
2011-11-22 11:02:14 PM

knbwhite: Surool: Planes, Trains and Automobiles was a crap movie that marked the beginning of the death spiral of John Hughes' career.

There, I said it AND meant it.

I've never put anyone on ignore or favorite, but man, I've got my eye on you. I understand people having different tastes, but for the love of Mike, how could you say such a thing?


I'm not even trolling. I hated that movie. I was painful to watch. I have never understood why so many people love the snot out of that movie.
 
2011-11-23 09:47:03 AM
My favorite part:

"What do you think the temperature is?" .... "One."
 
2011-11-23 11:01:44 AM

Surool: knbwhite: Surool: Planes, Trains and Automobiles was a crap movie that marked the beginning of the death spiral of John Hughes' career.

There, I said it AND meant it.

I've never put anyone on ignore or favorite, but man, I've got my eye on you. I understand people having different tastes, but for the love of Mike, how could you say such a thing?

I'm not even trolling. I hated that movie. I was painful to watch. I have never understood why so many people love the snot out of that movie.


I'd guess because most people have a sense of humor and a heart.
 
2011-11-23 11:24:21 AM

Surool: knbwhite: Surool: Planes, Trains and Automobiles was a crap movie that marked the beginning of the death spiral of John Hughes' career.

There, I said it AND meant it.

I've never put anyone on ignore or favorite, but man, I've got my eye on you. I understand people having different tastes, but for the love of Mike, how could you say such a thing?

I'm not even trolling. I hated that movie. I was painful to watch. I have never understood why so many people love the snot out of that movie.


I just think that it is a very funny and well done movie.

You might want to watch it again...

Just my .02
 
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